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What are the risks associated with gastroparesis treatment?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Depend on medication

Unfortunately the medical treatment for gastroparesis is limited both in terms of efficacy and safety profile.
Macrolide antibiotics has been associated with QT prolongation. Cisapride is no longer available in the US b/c of sudden death. Reglan (metoclopramide) has the potential for devastating neurologic side effects. Domperidone has fewer side effects but not approved for use in the US.

In brief: Depend on medication

Unfortunately the medical treatment for gastroparesis is limited both in terms of efficacy and safety profile.
Macrolide antibiotics has been associated with QT prolongation. Cisapride is no longer available in the US b/c of sudden death. Reglan (metoclopramide) has the potential for devastating neurologic side effects. Domperidone has fewer side effects but not approved for use in the US.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are only a few medications available for gastroparesis.
One can also use electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. Medtronic makes a gastric pacemaker that can be used. Reglan (metoclopramide) is one medication used for gastroparesis and can cause tardive dyskinesia.

In brief: Depends

There are only a few medications available for gastroparesis.
One can also use electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. Medtronic makes a gastric pacemaker that can be used. Reglan (metoclopramide) is one medication used for gastroparesis and can cause tardive dyskinesia.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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